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DIY Camping Equipment. Not specific to any type. Self made product discussion and idea sharing should be done here.

  1. Truck cap vent fan

    I put a truck cap on my truck and want to put a vent fan in it. The cap is made of fiberglass and was wondering what blade or tool to use to cut the fiberglass to install it. Has anyone done this. Any help much appreciated.

    Started by TerryJW, 12-26-2015 10:28 PM
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  2. Question REi garage sale in knoxville this weekend- need ideas

    I will be gong to my first REI garage sale next weekend and trying to score some new stuff. I have read about them online but so much seems like a foreign language to me. I have ALWAYS camped in central and south FL. It is a different kind of camping. Its hot. There are bugs. We stay in...

    Started by Richardandleigh, 12-27-2015 01:10 PM
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  3. Tripping over guy lines HACK

    I have found a couple of great ideas to keep people form tripping over tent guy lines in the dark - Use reflective cord, Use reflective zipper pulls and just tie them to the line or use a light stick (my least favorite as they create a lot of garbage).

    Started by Mazer, 09-02-2015 01:49 AM
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    12-27-2015 06:40 PM Go to last post
  4. ammo can uses

    What do you use your surplus military ammo cans for?? Any good ideas besides storing ammo. I think I will incorporate one for a first aid kit. I stumbled across a guy who had a made a tent (actually a tipi) heater out of one. A search on youtube showed a guy who had made a grill out of one. ...

    Started by shawnbebout, 10-21-2011 07:49 PM
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    12-25-2015 07:53 PM Go to last post
  5. Tent stake bag from pant leg.

    Not my idea, but I made it. I needed a new tent stake bag since I upgraded the stakes for my Kodiak Canvas tent. I saw this on another forum, so I made my own. I have some carhartt pants that have shrunk, and I no longer wear. So I cut the pant leg off, sewed the end shut (triple stitched) and...

    Started by 05Kingquad700, 12-20-2015 11:56 AM
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  6. Tent Fans & Lights

    We want a tent fan and and a really good light. I saw the Coleman 212 light that has a power pack at the bottom, and the lights split in two, cost was52.73 and the four split type was 58. Has anyone bought these. The coleman fan looks like it is not very goof by reviews. Any ideas would help,...

    Started by farout, 07-16-2012 10:09 PM
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  7. DIY sprayer/camp shower (pic heavy)

    Well, I have heard about the weed sprayer camp shower, and I finally got around for building one. Lucky for Camping Forum members, I took detailed pictures and notes. I just tested this shower out tonight, at the house. It kicked butt!!!! I am 6'2" 240 pounds. One key feature is that I am...

    Started by 05Kingquad700, 07-15-2012 09:49 PM
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    11-08-2015 10:41 AM Go to last post
  8. Make ice from fire

    Sounds crazy? it's actually old technology, still used in RV propane powered fridges. Back around the great depression a company manufactured a manually cycled ammonia absorption unit that was powered by a kerosene stove. No electricity needed. You had to monitor it and know when to switch it...

    Started by Element 79, 11-06-2015 03:31 PM
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  9. What uses can you think of?

    Hello, If you had a water proof tarp the size of a towel, what could you do with it? how many uses can you think of? Let me know your thoughts.

    Started by mannyraid, 08-27-2013 11:38 AM
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  10. Tinder Kit Items

    What kind of things do you keep in your tinder kits. I have magnesium fire starter, matches, a magnafying-glass , dried and shreded corn husks and (as gross as it may sound) a tampon, (ive read in magazines that the fibers from this device are flamable). I keep it all in a watertight box that I...

    Started by Awtted, 12-14-2011 03:54 PM
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  11. Raw Egg No Broken Eggs HACK

    Every commercial egg container I have ever used has resulted in broken eggs. Fed up, I ended up downsizing considerably lately in order to go on a kayak camping trip. I thought I would try again. I found a pound sized plastic container for blueberries or grapes works great. I can fit half a dozen...

    Started by Mazer, 08-31-2015 10:37 PM
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  12. DIY tent footprint?

    I just bought a Eureka Spitfire tent, and they want almost $50 for a custom footprint for it. I am thinking I can make one WAY cheaper. Theirs is made of nylon taffeta with I guess rubber or plastic backing. I am thinking I could make one out of a similar material and just spray some kind of...

    Started by Shadow, 02-04-2012 09:04 AM
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  13. Bucket light

    I finally got around to making my bucket light last weekend. I had my own design with materials I had been hanging on to for a while. I was only able to find one YOUTUBE video on it and this web site http://campingbucketlights.com/ Mine is different from both of these but the same concept....

    Started by CMPR1966, 08-11-2014 12:30 PM
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  14. Strong Durable material thats comletley waterproof for Shower bucket

    Hi. I tried the canvas approach, but the material slight leaks under pressure. Looking for a material that is strong as typical tent tarp canvas & can be sewn like canvas, but doesn't leak at all & the waterproof coating won't crack easy from being bent & packed away. If someone could...

    Started by SpencerB, 09-03-2015 04:48 AM
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  15. Reflectix Cozy

    To keep your water bottle or camp cooking cup, pot or pan warm for an extended amount of time AFTER you pull it off of the fire, make a cozy of Relfectix and Aluminum Tape. A roll of Reflectix is about $20 and the Aluminium Tape less than $10. These Cozy's or warmers can be made to fit pots, pans,...

    Started by Mazer, 09-02-2015 01:45 AM
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  16. Dual Battery Set Up

    I put together a portable dual battery setup in my van early this summer and thought some campers may be interested in what I did and how I did it. I designed a rough sketch of what I wanted and my buddy "Engineer Dan" took the idea and ran with it. I pretty much stole the idea from the...

    Started by markkee, 08-23-2015 11:03 AM
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    08-27-2015 09:08 PM Go to last post
  17. Chuck Box and portable pantry Homade

    Hi All, I built this about 2 years ago, but just now getting around to some pics of The Boxes in action. We've used them several times and Man they Rock!! The chuck box is pretty heavy, because we carry everything known to man, but we camp with a minimum of 4 and a max of about 14 so I've always...

    Started by Dice, 05-15-2015 07:29 AM
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    08-26-2015 09:48 PM Go to last post
  18. Benza Double Burner/Large Tank Propane/BZ-273GOLD

    HI There, I have a general question regarding portable double burners, and I can't seem to find the right information in the internet. I'm hoping everyone here with experience in camping and using gas burners can help me out. What I have is a double burner stove that I want to use on a large...

    Started by Questionz, 08-16-2015 11:50 AM
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    08-16-2015 10:18 PM Go to last post
  19. Custom or Self Made Sleeping Bag

    My quest for the perfect sleeping bag continues. At 6'3" most of the bags get eliminated right away. I also don't like mummy bags which removes another big chunk of options. Being cheap doesn't help either but I am squaring myself with the fact that I might have to drop some coin on a sleeping...

    Started by James., 09-19-2014 12:39 PM
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    07-30-2015 09:21 PM Go to last post
  20. Coleman stove 2

    I need help now in figuring this out. The left burner on my beloved Coleman stove is acting up - It just flames up like a regular fire. I took the entire stove apart, cleaned it, checked the burner layer by layer, could see nothing wrong. It apparently is getting gas or there would be no fire. ...

    Started by noelectricplease, 03-14-2014 03:23 PM
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    07-06-2015 02:27 PM Go to last post

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